Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation


Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation. With a trio of influential bestsellers, Daniel Pink has changed the way companies view the modern workplace. He examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t – traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. An interesting finding about reward is “As long as the task involved only mechanical skill, bonuses worked as they would be expected: the higher the pay, the better the performance. But once the task called for even rudimentary cognitive skill, a larger reward led to poorer performance.”

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